The E! News host and Fashion Police cohost , 37, whose road to motherhood has been made difficult by trouble getting pregnant, one miscarriage and a diagnosis of breast cancer, announced in person Monday on the Today show that she is expecting.
"We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," Giuliana tells E! News. Adds Bill, 40, "We are absolutely ecstatic to be sharing this with everyone who has been following our journey."
The child is due in late summer via a gestational surrogate, meaning that the Rancics will be the genetic parents.
The couple's desire to have children played a part in Rancic's decision in December to undergo a double mastectomy. The years of medication that typically follow a lumpectomy and radiation therapy would have meant delaying parenthood for several more years.